Erik Shilling
News Editor at Jalopnik. 2008 Honda Fit Sport.
Sep 24

Has anyone at Jalopnik ever blogged about how advertising 0-60 times or top speeds multiple times the legal speed limit is just as irresponsible if not dangerous as these dumb ads? I should have. Dammit.

Jul 20

German animals wouldn't think of crossing a road except at a marked crossing.

May 21

I think I’ve talked myself into trying to do my Z’s timing belt, but every time I research it, I get intimidated at the long list of stuff I’m supposed to buy (based on the “while you’re in there, you might as well...” forum advice.) Read more

May 8

you can tell this video is 15-20 years old because everybody has a lighter instead of a cell phone, lol

May 8

I owned the Big Time 12" single (1986) as a kid and it had a version of this song that wasn’t available digitally until a couple of years ago. It has a sparse bass heavy mix and a bigger dose of Youssou N’Dour.

May 8

One of my favorite songs on an iconic 80s album.

Apr 27

Yeah, the brain short circuits sometimes when we mix decimals and percentages! Your point stands; the streets of smaller cities get ravaged with closures every spring and fall weekend by 5k fun run mania, and people manage okay. 

Apr 27

This is a ridiculous take. If you close streets to cars, how will the mayor’s motorcade drive to Brooklyn? How will NYPD officers use parking tags in no-parking zones?

Apr 24

I’m a huge tMG fan, and I’ve never heard this live version before. Erik, thank you.

Now for another great tMG live recording from our friends at AV Club -

Apr 6

Erik, if you can Fit it into your schedule, please stop Shilling for Honda preferably of your own Accord. Im trying to do my Civic duty to help during this odyssey of life. 

Jan 30

I’m a mechanic for some well known delivery company, and in reality my workload wouldn’t change much at all going to electric. Drivetrain related maintenance is pretty low, most of these things run an L96 6.0 and Allison automatic, so really up to 100-120k all I do is oil changes. Brakes are pretty long lived on most Read more

Jan 22

I was confused until I got to “the dealer’s service bay is open 24 hours.” That’s pretty sweet. The fact that I don’t know of any 24/7 auto repair shops in Los Angeles makes me feel like it’d be a good business opportunity. Read more